Our mission: Meeting the needs of a diverse community through music study, outreach and performance.


Our Offerings

Welcome to Evanston's Community Music School

Who We Are

The Musical Offering is a musical home for beginners to bloom and for more experienced musicians to explore their craft. We are proud of our process-oriented teaching philosophy, professional and friendly faculty, investments in local schools, and partnerships with arts organizations equally committed to making music more accessible to all. More at our About Us page.



Musings of a Transplanted Southerner on a Life in Music

October 2..The Dystopian Landscape

Learn about Rick Ferguson's schoolyear-long project with District 65 and Chute School.



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Music and The Brain:
Music as a Model of Neuroplasticity

If you missed Fall Orientation, our guest speaker Elaine (Ellie) Thompson from the Northwestern University's Auditory Neuroscience Lab has provided us a downloadble PDF of her presentation.

Click to download (note: file size is 14 MB).



Facebook Likes =
Donations to the MO from
Romano Brothers & Co.

This summer, Evanston-based Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management has selected The Musical Offering as this year's beneficiary in its campaign to get more Facebook likes.

Romano Wealth Management serves individuals, corporations, foundations, and trusts with investments in common stocks, tax exempt bonds, government securities, corporate bonds, and exchange traded funds (ETFs).

All you have to do is LIKE Romano Brothers' Facebook page, and they'll donate $5 per like to the MO! Share this on your page, encourage others to like our page and support The Musical Offering!




Chicago Choro Club at

Sketchbook Brewing

Tuesday, October 17
7:30 PM


Stop by nearby Sketchbook Brewing's Trad Tuesdays to hear Chicago Choro Club faculty. More info on the Chicago Choro Club page.


The 7th Annual Fall Student Production presents:

Join us for only FIVE performances of "Breadway Bound."   Written, produced, and performed by MO students, you won't want to miss this quirky and exciting tale of ambition for musical theatre stardom and peanut butter &  jelly sandwiches. Click for more info and reserve your seats today!